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What kind of chicken is this?

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We took in 4 chickens from my son's kindergarten class and have been able to discover the breed of the other three except this one. Can anyone help in letting me know her breed? She is the first of the chickens to begin laying eggs. She's very inquisitive and a great chicken, but we don't know her breed and are new to chicken raising but enjoying our journey. She is 4.5 months old.


post #2 of 9

Looks like a nice little Production Red

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post #3 of 9

Production Red; she should be an excellent layer. :o)

post #4 of 9
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Wow! I have never heard of that before. Is that an official breed? We don't care either way - she's a great chicken but just curious? She's doing a good job laying so far! ūüėä
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Wow! I have never heard of that before. Is that an official breed? We don't care either way - she's a great chicken but just curious? She's doing a good job laying so far! ūüėä


Production Reds are not an official breed although they will breed true. They are produced for egg laying purposes by hatcheries who cross red gene roosters (Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshires, or Production Reds) with red gene hens (Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshires, or Production Reds). The Production Red offspring do not conform to any SOP standards, but they will all be red gene chickens. 

post #6 of 9
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Thanks. That helps a lot.
post #7 of 9

Production Red.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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And one man in his time plays many parts."

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Thanks. That helps a lot.


You're welcome.

post #9 of 9

production red

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